Joanne Pitman became Chief Superintendent of Schools effective March 1, 2024. Prior to that, Joanne held the role of superintendent, School Improvement. In that capacity, she was responsible for supporting the improvement of student achievement, equity and well-being, while co-leading day-to-day learning and operations in schools. Joanne is committed to building strong relationships on behalf of the CBE within the city and across the province.

Joanne holds a Master of Education (Educational Leadership) from the University of Lethbridge. Before joining the CBE, Joanne held the position of Assistant Superintendent Universal Design & Learning in the Medicine Hat Public School District. She began her career with the Grande Prairie Public School District as a teacher, principal, district principal, and director. Joanne’s career has focused on intentional practice, developing and leading effective collaborative teams, and the use of school and system evidence to support a responsive learning environment.